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Nokia attempts to block Google VP8 video codec using patents

03/25, 3:20pm

IETF submission claims 64 patents relevant, refusing access

Efforts by Google to make its VP8 video codec a "licensing-free" alternative standard to H.264 have stalled again, courtesy of Nokia. The phone manufacturer is claiming that 64 patents and 22 applications it controls are relevant to the WebM codec, and it is refusing to donate nor offer FRAND access to the patents, according to an Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF) submission.

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12 firms claim Google's WebM violates H.264 video patents

07/29, 12:30pm

12 groups tell MPEG-LA Google VP8 copies tech

The MPEG-LA video group's attempts to find patent violations in WebM proved successful as the company late Thursday claimed that 12 companies and organizations had their technology infringed. The so far unnamed dozen said the VP8 video codec underlying Google's format copied technology used in H.264, the standard MPEG-LA supports. The collective was considering forming a patent pool to demand licenses, and MPEG-LA was "facilitating that discussion," CNET was told.

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